Detective/Mystery Novels in Current Day New York?
July 8, 2014 1:28 PM Subscribe
A little while back I stumbled upon a detective novel (Losers Live Longer) that takes place in 2009 NYC and utilizes actual city streets, restaurants, bars, etc. The writing was pretty average, but the book kept me constantly aware of the protagonist's location (oftentimes cross-streets). The real-world geography of areas I knew well really sucked me into the world and engaged me on another level than the narrative alone. Are there any other good detective or mystery novels that use post-2000s (or, better yet, post-2010) New York accurately?
posted by gregoryg to Media & Arts (13 answers total) 15 users marked this as a favorite
I've also gotten a kick out of watching Bored to Death, which is similarly great about using real-world locations of places around Manhattan and Brooklyn that I'm familiar with, in the version of the city that I've known as a fairly recent transplant. I see a very different city in the fiction of earlier depictions of New York.
Last time I asked for a fairly narrow book suggestion from everyone I got a ton of great ones, so I'm hoping lightning can strike twice again. Thanks!